The Canadian Grammar Spectrum is an 8-level series of grammar reference and practice books designed for ESL learners; suitable as in-class coursebook on its own, as supplementary resource or homework tools to a course, or self-study aids.
The books are set up in two-page units, each of which covers an important grammar topic. Each unit starts with an explanation of the grammar and is followed by a set of practice exercises. A test at the end of each book gives students the opportunity for more practice and enables them to assesss how much they have learned. Answer key included.
Book 1 - 3: Beginner
Book 4 - 6: Intermediate
Book 7 - 8: Advanced
Book 5 to 8 in the series are available by special order. Contact us for details or to place your order.
Table of Contents for Book 1:
Verbs and tenses
Be: Simple Present (1)
Be: Simple Present (2)
Simple Present (1)
Simple Present (2)
Present Progressive (1)
Present Progressive (2)
Simple Present or Present Progressive
Be: Simple Past
Present Perfect (1)
Present Perfect (2)
Be going to
Will and shall
Present Progressive for the future
Have and have got
Sentences and questions
Nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
Word order: subject, verb, object
Where, when, why, how
Who, what, which
Whose is this?
Ability: can, can't, could, couldn't
Can/Could I? May I? Can/Could you?
Must, must not
Prepositions of place and movement
Prepositions of time
Articles, nouns, pronouns, etc.
Articles: a, an, or the
Plural nouns; one and ones
This, that, these, those
Countable and uncountable nouns
A, some, any, no
I and me (subject and object pronouns)
My, your; mine, yours
Much, many; how much/many; more
A lot of, lots of, a little, a few
Adjectives and adverbs
Cardinal and ordinal numbers
Adverbs (1): adjectives and adverbs
Adverbs (2): adverbs of frequency
And, but, so, both ... and, either, etc.